So yes, the girls dresses are a lot alike this year. They are both also pretty simple. I had no brain functionality to get anything else done, forgive me. Hopefully my clothing design part of the brain switches back on after the new year!
Sadie's dress has a simple pleated bow around the neckline.
She really likes this dress-I pretty much had to pry it off of her body, she wanted to wear it until Christmas. Yeah, that would have ended well.
...and the girls together! awww.
Here's how I made the bow....tie. (har har)
I cut two long strips 3" wide.
Then folded them in half lengthwise and sewed diagonally down one end, then continued sewing down one side.
Turn the strips right side out (I use a chopstick to turn them), and press with an iron.
Then I tied a bow with the ends to figure out where to place it.
Then I pleated the strip around the neckline, pinning each pleat down.
It looked like this. ta dar
Then I sewed down the middle of the pleats, and made sure to back stitch securely a little ways away from the bow. Then you're done! (with that part. I used the Charlotte dress tutorial for this one also!)